Monday, August 28, 2006

juvenile Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

One might assume that the sombre greys of this juvenile Cedar Waxwing could be that of a black and white photo mounted on a blue background, if it wasn't for the yellow that can be seen at the tips of its tail feathers. Several Cedar Waxwings were flying back and forth near the edge of a lagoon; assumedly they were catching insects. At first I only noticed the adult Waxwings and was surprised when reviewing my photos to see a grey, colourless looking juvenile included with the group. When seeing the 'grey waxwing' photo I decided to check carefully to see if I could find other juveniles when suddenly a Merlin appeared and all the Waxwings flew away.

Below is a colourful, adult Cedar Waxwing photographed in our feeder area in June of this year.
blog edited at 8 pm

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